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Ocean of Clouds at Bukit Suligi in Riau  
Climbers are seen wailing the flag of Indonesia at the Aliantan mountain top, Suligi Hill or Bukit Suligi, at Rokan Hulu, Riau on Saturday November 11th 2017. TEMPO/Riyan Nofitra
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Ocean of Clouds at Bukit Suligi in Riau  

TEMPO.CO, Pekanbaru - The hills of the tropical forest at Bukit Suligi is quite interesting for several outdoor lovers that like to go on an adventure. The cries of local Gibbons and other animals calling each other at Riau’s latest tourism spot.

At the end of the journey, hikers would be presented with a scene of clouds from the wop of Aliantan Peak, which is located at 812 meters from the sea surface. “People often call it the ocean of clouds,” said Saprizal, The Care Taker community coordinator on Sunday, November 12.

The Bukit Suligi is a protected forest located at Aliantan village in Rokan Hulu, Riau. The Riau province had named it as its newest addition for a tourism spot and was designed for specific types of tourists that like to hike, opening paths through shrubs and bushes, and through a rubber plantation.

Hikers would need two hours to finish their journey to the peak, and is suggested to be done from the afternoon so that visitors can relish on the ocean of clouds phenomena.

The Aliantan peak tourism was introduced initially in 2016. Local youths together with village apparatus explore the hills in the attempt to manage potential tourism spots which formed the Care Taker community.

Despite its natural beauty, Bukit Suligi is still prone to illegal logging and the transformation of forests to plantations. Local authorities continue to urge the public to preserve the environment so that the location can be enjoyed by society and tourists.

 

RIYAN NOFITRA (RIAU)

 



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